GIS Manager and Senior Analyst

GreenInfo Network

US-Remote, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 92,000 - 97,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

GreenInfo GIS Manager and Senior Geospatial Analyst

GreenInfo Network (GIN) is an Oakland-based nonprofit that creates, analyzes, visualizes, and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in geospatial data analysis, cartographic design, and related information technologies and work as a consultant to the many groups and agencies who engage us. We help public interest groups with a wide range of interactive, data, and cartographic projects. We’re widely known for the quality of what we do and our positive relationships with our clients. 

We are hiring a new GIS Manager and Senior Analyst to lead our GIS team — half a dozen staff members working across cartography, analysis, data processing, and automation to produce static and interactive maps and datasets using Esri and open source tools. The work we do is collaborative, innovative, and always committed to the public good. GreenInfo's clients are passionate about fair elections, equity in park access, public health, and land conservation, to name a few.

As GIS Manager, you have done this before: You have managed GIS projects and teams. You have been in the GIS trenches yourself and have delivered complex work on time and on budget, ideally in a client-services shop. You will lead team meetings, keep tabs on staff needs and provide support and guidance to resolve issues when they arise, provide direction for staff development pathways, provide insight on staff assignments for incoming projects. You will collaborate with GIN project managers to define project priorities for GIS team members across projects and track workloads across the GIS team. You will also manage large projects, managing project staff, tracking project priorities and deadlines, and interacting with clients.

Qualities we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated approach of pragmatic problem solving, regardless of the tools at hand
  • Considerate, compassionate manager and leader who helps staff build their skills
  • Ability to thrive as part of a team, standing up for your ideas but listening with respect and an open mind to your colleagues
  • Commitment to public good work and to equity inside the organization and in our work with clients
  • Experience managing others. Even better if that’s in a technical or design-related field. Flexibility to manage a team with a wide range of needs for support, from hands-off to hands-on.
  • Comfort in wearing a few hats (roles: Team Manager, Project Manager, Marketing) and understanding how to balance them
  • Previous experience in consulting is a plus but not required

Specific skills we're interested in:

  • A humble and open approach to leadership — ready to ask questions, gather input from a talented team, and suggest solutions
  • Substantial expertise in geospatial analysis, data processing, and cartography
  • Strong written and verbal communication, especially for proposal writing and client-facing meetings and public presentations, with the ability and desire to communicate complex topics in simple and approachable ways
  • Demonstrated skills in managing staff in the context of multiple priorities, budgets, and deadlines
  • Comfort with cloud-based collaboration tools
  • Experience with programming languages and database technologies

At GreenInfo, we work at the unique intersection of technology and nonprofit advocacy, with a large part of our history in support of land conservation. To serve the public good while pushing the edge of new tech is extremely rewarding, and our work in conservation has evolved and expanded into a range of spheres, including park equity and public health mapping. While we celebrate more than 28 years helping nonprofits in this sphere, we also recognize that both the tech industry and the conservation movement have histories of exclusion. We are conscious of that history, and are focused on improving our hiring practices, organizational culture, and project approaches to be ever more inclusive. GreenInfo Network is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply for this position. 

We believe we all bring our whole selves to work, and we strive to foster a culture where we take care of ourselves, each other, and our clients. Based on 28 years of being a small, financially stable nonprofit where staff often stay for a long time, we value flexibility and accommodating the needs of our staff and their families. Our team of 14 is located in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Oregon, Seattle, and Vermont. 

This is a full-time, exempt staff position with benefits. Pay is $92–97K, commensurate with experience. In addition to the core salary, we also offer annual supplemental salary to all staff based on overall organizational performance. This has been in the range of 5% to 7% annually over the past decade.

Work location: Our team is a hybrid of fully remote and on-site staff located in the SF Bay Area. We plan to continue with a hybrid approach, but we prefer candidates based within occasional driving distance of our Oakland office. 

**Specific Duties**

GIS team leadership

  • Lead the GIS team - a 5-7 person team of geospatial analysts, developers, and cartographers
  • Plan forward-looking strategy for GreenInfo’s use of geospatial technology 
  • Stay current on industry best practices, translate to GreenInfo context as applicable 
  • Lead annual reviews for staff with support of the Executive Director and Associate Director

Project/Production Work

  • Project Manager on projects that align with your expertise, with an emphasis on direct client interaction and high-level project communications on larger, high-stakes projects
  • Provide direction and consultation on specific technical challenges within projects
  • Advanced data analysis, processing, and/or cartography work (depending on candidate’s specific skills), especially on larger or more high-profile projects.

Marketing and Outreach

  • Bring in new projects by contributing to RFPs and in-bound requests, reaching out to existing or new contacts, and networking among potential clients
  • Explore new markets for our services

Experience and Qualifications

The GIS Manager and Senior Analyst is an experienced manager with demonstrated experience managing the work of others and advanced understanding of applying geospatial analysis and cartography, and experience in client services or customer service.


  • At least 5 years experience managing a GIS team of at least 3 people.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing staff in the context of competing priorities, budgets, and deadlines.
  • Successful mentorship of staff and development of strong team dynamics.
  • Effective written and verbal communication internally and externally, especially to clients.
  • Demonstrated record of successful delivery of complex technical and/or creative project work, preferably in a client-services context.

Technical skills

  • At least 10 years of core GIS skills using Esri software (some QGIS/open source is a plus)
  • Data
    • Expertise in data editing and analysis
    • Familiarity with Census and other demographic data
    • Comfort and familiarity with best practices for geospatial data management
  • Cartography
    • Mastery of fundamentals
    • Ability to critique and support learning in map design
  • Software
    • Expertise in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, QGIS
    • Expertise in either Excel or Google Sheets
    • Experience with Python, Postgres/Postgis, or other relevant open source tools is a plus
    • Comfort with remote collaboration tools like Slack, Google Apps Suite, Github Issues, and Asana

Diversity, Equity, Public Interest Commitment

  • Demonstrated interest in public-good work, preferably with a focus on social equity
  • Commitment to ensuring the work we do, and how we do it, is ever more inclusive

To apply, please fill out this form, and upload your resume and cover letter in the form. We will be reviewing applications for several weeks and then be in touch with interview candidates in July. Target start date is late August or early September.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS